The Garden Route's extraordinary beauty complements the contrast of the adjacent semi-arid valley, called the Little Karoo.
The tour offers natural wonders such as the Cango Caves and its ideal habitat for ostrich farming makes it the ostrich Mecca of the world.
The Garden Route, is the most beautiful holiday destination in Africa. Visit Knysna, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves. Running along a scenic stretch of coastline, the Garden Route is an ever changing landscape. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth. This tour offers many spectacular sights, from fields of colourful wild flowers to shorelines dotted with beaches and bays. Accompanied by our expert guide and travelling in luxury air-conditioned transport (maximum 8 seaters), you will be shown the most beautiful aspects of this famous coastline and desert terrain. Your evening accommodation are in some of the best known guest home in the region
This Garden Route Tour is running parallel to the Western Cape Coastline, and is known for its tranquility, lovely cosy beaches, magnificent mountains and passes, the deep blue lakes and it's indigenous forests.
In contrast with the Garden Route we experience the semi-desert Little Karoo featuring natural wonders such as the Cango Caves.
This 5 Day Garden Route/Karoo tour and mini Safari allows one to experience both the beauty of the famous Garden Route as well as introducing one to the semi-desert Karoo - thus introducing the traveller to scenic beauty of extreme contrast.
This safari is a must for anyone that is passionate about the sea, nature and scenery.
We explore the dramatic coastline of the Garden Route then turn inland to experience stark beauty of the Karoo and the Swartberg mountains.
This tour is all about contrasts; the lush Garden Route in stark contrast with the arid Great Karoo. Also called the Garden Route/Karoo Safari, the first part takes us along the green Garden Route as far as Port Elizabeth. From here, turning inland to the Addo Elephant Park and into the Great Karoo and we spend the night in the Mountain Zebra Park. This tour puts on a very special display of South Africa’s much vaunted scenic splendour and diversity. Spectacular mountains, broad white beaches, a prodigious floral kingdom and sapphire sea contrasting with the great open spaces of the semi-desert Karoo.
The coastline between Durban and Cape Town encompasses a huge diversity of habitats. From the lush, sub-tropical eastern KwaZulu Natal, the hilly grasslands of the Wild Coast and former homeland of Transkei with Xhosa huts dotted around the ridges, green valleys, crystal clear streams and wild unspoilt coastline of the Eastern Cape (the former homeland of Transkei), to the mountains, lakes, cliffs and dense indigenous forests of the Cape South Coast, aptly called the Garden Route, the natural beauty and vegetation will captivate even the well travelled.
The Art Capital of South Africa, Grahamstown, and the Addo National Elephant Park, a 145 000 ha piece of evergreen bushveld supporting more than 420 elephants, lion, Cape buffalo and black rhino, among other animals, are two highlights in the Eastern Region.
We also visit the semi-arid valley, called the Little Karoo. This region, in turn, offers natural wonders such as the Cango Caves and its ideal habitat for ostrich farming makes it the ostrich Mecca of the world. The tour departs from in Cape Town and end in Durban.
The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa's main landmarks and offers an exciting wilderness experience. The sight of elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, etc. in their natural habitat is always a thrill. The park is the second largest in Southern Africa with a south to north span of more than 380 kilometres and has a vast selection of animal species. The evenings are particularly rewarding when you hear the sounds of Africa from the camps. We spend the first four days in and around the park , return to Johannesburg and fly to Port Elizabeth from where we spend the next four days touring through the famous Garden Route en-route to Cape Town.
At Southern Circle Tours & Safaris we offer a comprehensive array of guided tours and longer packages. From a countrywide network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures, specialised group travel and tailor-made itinerary design, to your dream wedding package that will be the envy of your friends! We arrange your entire holiday from the time you arrive with us in Africa until you unfortunately have to return home.
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island - set in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 kilometres from Cape Town - was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.
During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their convictions.
Southern Circle Tours and Safaris is an inbound Tour Operator specialising in luxury tailor-made tours and daily excursions departing from Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you are a seasoned traveler in the Western Cape or a first time visitor to Cape Town and the garden Route, we can take you to places and areas that you have not been to before in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
A serial site - in Cape Province, South Africa - made up of eight protected areas, covering 553,000-ha, the Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home to nearly 20% of the continent's flora. The site displays outstanding ecological and biological processes associated with the Fynbos vegetation, which is unique to the Cape Floral Region. The outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the flora are among the highest worldwide.